Wednesday, April 1, 2009

House passes veto override--wish we had this last session

Thanks to Martha Estes for getting the word out that the constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to reconvene after the regular session to override a gubernatorial veto, HJR 29 by Gary Elkins, has passed the House 131-16. This important piece of legislation would put a stop to the governor waiting until the session is over and then vetoing a bill that has already been passed by veto-proof majorities in both houses. If this amendment is added to the Constitution, then legislators will have the opportunity to actually excercise their veto-proof majorities.

As Martha says, "Hallelujah!! We must NOW get to work on the SENATE!! The Senate would do well to accept the House version as amended. IF the Senate does what it should, the proposed constitutional amendment would be offered to VOTERS on Tuesday, November 3."

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